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plans? >> well, sure, it could. sandy is -- maybe it's not irene, but it's also wreaking havoc. florida looks to be out of harm's way for the most part. we'll see. >> you already had to cancel flights because of what's going on in the caribbean. >> we've done the same. obviously, let people know ahead of time. get people out of harm's way. we're prepared for next week. you assume the worst and see what happens. >> you know, between that as we watch the possible track of sandy, what happens with fuel prices, the state of the economy, the fiscal cliff, what a crazy business you're in. >> i'll tell you, bill, i think it's why i love the business so much. i mean that sincerely. there are so many variables when you look at running an airline. so not the least of which is you talk about just market caps of airlines. when you aggregate market caps, there are many individual companies worth much more than the airline industry in the united states. but these variables, mother nature, technology, cultural differences, capital. i mean, hey, listen, you better love it, otherwise get out of the busi
, or sifma, says the bond market will remain closed tomorrow. a move they did not make during hurricane irene. >> sifma recommends closing u.s. government securities trading in tokyo and london as well. joining us on the phone to talk about that and more is sifma president and ceo, tim ryan. thanks for joining us here. >> thanks for being there. actually, both you, bill, and maria. >> your feeling is if they don't trade in new york, they shouldn't trade dollar-denominated currencies around the world. >> our recommendation was to close early today at noon. we chose to do it at noon principally because there were treasury auctions scheduled today. we wanted to get those finished. we recommended a close tomorrow. >> what about this cme report just moments ago that says overnight trading will happen at 7 p.m. tonight. how does that play into everything? i guess we want your take on the overall impact of a full market shutdown, like we're seeing, and what you're recommendation. >> well, remember, we recommend to our member firms, so they'll make the decision on cme on their own. typically when we
know, put katrina at one end. that was $100 billion. put irene at another end. that was a $13 billion event. i've seen 30 to 50. it feels, especially after you see that aerial video of what happens on the shores of new jersey, like it may be more along the 30 to 50 range when you talk about total property damage and you talk also about lost business activity. it was down in wall street. >> especially at a time when the economy was -- there was a sense it was starting to slow down again. we haven't had the strongest economy anyway. are we more vulnerable to this? >> i don't want to say there's an up side to this, but you could have a situation where some of the construction and some of the rebuilding happens in the same quarter where you had the business loss, so you have a really net no change to gdp. if there are major construction projects undertaken -- for example, let's say they decide the biggest financial center in the world should not be a foot over sea level, that's a major investment that could have a positive back on gdp. >> that's a great point, steve. as far as the idea th
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